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Treatment for missing teeth may include dental implants with Boston, MA dentist

Treatment for Missing Teeth May Include Dental Implants with Boston, MA Area

No one wants missing teeth. However, some situations might occur in which a patient might be dealing with the idea of replacement. Perhaps they lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, or maybe they experienced an injury to the mouth that caused the loss of a tooth. With a restorative dentist in the Boston, MA area, patients can find out about solutions available to them and learn about the advantages of placing dental implants.

Dr. Anjum A. Ansari describes dental implants

One of the most popular options for tooth replacement is that of dental implants. These dental implants are restorations that appear as small posts or screws made of titanium. These restorations act as a replacement for the natural tooth root that once resided in the jawbone. By placing a dental implant, patients can enjoy the function and strength of what used to be a natural tooth with this prosthetic. The top of the dental implant that sits above the gum line, called the abutment, is then covered with a dental restoration. This may include a:

  • Porcelain crown
  • Fixed dental bridge
  • Conservative full denture

Dental implants are perfect for replacing one or more teeth within the smile and is also a popular option for patients with full dentures who want improved stability and strength. They do require patients to undergo surgery, during which the implants are placed into the jaw. Patients also need to understand that extensive healing needs to occur following placement, as the bone of the jaw will naturally grow and wrap around the implant during a process called osseointegration. After this occurs, the restoration can be restored on top as needed. Patients can expect the entire process from start to finish to take several weeks, but they have a smile they are confident to share with others at the end of it.  

Are you interested in dental implants?

Find out if dental implants are right for you. Call Dr. Anjum A. Ansari and her team in Boston, MA, to book a consultation visit at 50 Staniford Street, 8th floor at (617) 581-0689. We are always accepting new and current patients and families into our practice.

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Dr. Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D

Dr. Anjum Ansari is a committed and skilled professional with over two decades of dentistry experience in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is dedicated to helping patients maintain a healthy life by practicing good dental hygiene and protecting their teeth. The latest technology, modern equipment and advance up to date techniques are used in her treatments to provide the most effective results for patients. Due to her expertise and skills, she holds membership in prestigious dental associations such as the American Dental Association and Massachusetts dental association. She prides herself on taking three times the required continuing dental education to hone her skills. Providing the best care in the most comfortable environment is paramount to everyone who works here.

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